Sarah Jones is an Istanbul based journalist with a passion for attracting young audiences to hard news. In 2016 she was selected as one of the top one thousand most influential Twitter profiles from across the worlds of marketing, advertising, digital and media by The Drum, IBM’s Watson and Twitter. More than 67,000 people follow her under reported news tweets on Twitter. In 2015, Sarah received an honorable mention from the Moscow International Foto Awards for photos she took while reporting in Manila on health and sanitation as an International Reporting Project (IRP) Fellow. In 2014 Sarah was named Best Journalist in Social Media by a panel of news industry leaders at the 6th Annual Shorty Awards that same year she was also one of ten international journalists selected by as a New Media Fellow by IRP. Sarah is also behind the annual international moment of silence and online event to help remember fallen journalists on May 3rd with the support of Plus Social Good, the Committee to Protect Journalists, the Frontline Club and others. Sarah is a member of Chatham House, Frontline Freelance Register, the National Press Club, the Chartered Institute for Journalists and Investigative Reporters and Editors. She has worked with Reuters Trust; VICE; Al Jazeera America; CNN; ITN’s Channel 4 News; Gulf News; BBC World Service; Brook Lapping Productions on the documentary “9/11: The Day That Changed the World”; and ABC 7 News in her hometown of Chicago on a biweekly feature called “Someone You Should Know.” Sarah Jones is a graduate of City University London’s International Broadcast Journalism master’s program, which she received with merit.